2007 with only 27k would mean it sat around alot, while low milers are great for interior and exterior wear and tear, or lack of it, it can be bad for the running gear.
Gravity pulls all the oil and grease down as drive train sits, so when started, or used, parts are dry which causes wear.
Have seen/owned many a low milers with seal and bearing issues, also rotten belts and hoses, goes with the territory, it's better in the last 10-20 years with the newer materials but I am still shy about low milers that I want to use as a driver.
The throwout bearing could be bad prematurely because of dry starts, or it was bad from the factory and you are just seeing it now.
Oil and grease thins out as it warms up, so warn parts tend to make more noise as oil or grease thins out, like a lifter tap after engine warms up.
Last edited by RonD; 03-25-2015 at 11:31 AM.